Suicide attacker killed in operation in Salahuddin: Source

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Samarra ( Iraqi troops have killed a suicide attacker, in east of samarra, Salahuddin, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Tuesday, “Saraya al-Salam troops, in coordination with security troops, managed to carry out wide-scale campaign to purge several regions in east of Samarra.”

“The operation left a suicide attacker killed,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

3298 civilians were killed and 4781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, the report added.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.

Source :  Iraqi News

Senior PMF leader shot dead near his house in Babylon

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Babylon ( – A senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was killed on Tuesday in a shooting incident near his house in Babylon governorate, a security source was quoted as saying.

In an exclusive interview with Baghdad Today, the source said, “Unidentified gunmen killed Amjad al-Jabouri, a senior leader with the Shiite Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq group, after opening fire at him near his house at al-Haswa area in Babylon.”

“One of Jabouri’s companions was injured in the shooting,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

“The assassins fled the scene immediately after the attack,” the source added, noting that security forces carried the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Popular Mobilization Forces, an alliance of volunteer Shiite paramilitary forces, have actively backed the Iraqi government’s military campaign against IS since 2014, when they were formed upon a top Shiite clergy edict to counter the Sunni Jihadist group.

PMF won official recognition as a national force late 2016, becoming under the command of the prime minister, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


Source :  Iraqi News

Islamic State member in custody dies with bird flu in Mosul hospital

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Mosul ( An Islamic State member held in custody has succumbed to death after being infected with bird flu in Mosul, a medical source from Nineveh province said on Tuesday.

“An IS militant died after being infected with bird flu,” the source told AlSumaria News, marking it as “the first case recorded in Mosul hospitals.”

The medical staff, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “evacuated al-Shifaa hospital and vaccinated the patients at the hospital.”

Earlier on the day, medical sources were quoted saying that al-Salam Educational Hospital in eastern Mosul recorded three deaths with the disease, while the fourth case was recorded at al-Shifa Hospital in the western region of the city. Medical workers raised alert in the city, especially with drugs needed to counter the disease short of demand. He warned that the situation makes more deaths possible.

Last Thursday, Iraqi agriculture minister Falah Hassan declared that a poultry farm caught the infection in Babil province, days after another infection focus in Diyala province was brought under control.

Last Monday, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health confirmed the reporting about Diyala, saying that the infection killed 7250 out of 43000 birds.


Source  :  Iraqi News

These Dubai Municipality jobs pay up to Dh24,700

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Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 16, 2018

Salary for these jobs fall in the range of Dh2,243 to Dh24,700 and are open for both Emiratis and UAE residents.

Here’s good news for Dubai expats looking for a new job. Dubai Municipality has posted several jobs openings with many vacancies in the government sector as well.

Several jobs from engineering to medical fields have been listed on their website and can be easily applied for.

Looking for a job change in UAE? Here’s the 2018 salary guide

Salary for these jobs fall in the range of Dh2,243 to Dh24,700 and are open for both Emiratis and UAE residents. Let’s take a look at some of the employment opportunities:

Mechanical Engineer

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization – Mechanical Engineering
Nationality – Emirati
Salary Range Dh24,700

Architectural Engineer

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization -Architectural Engineering
Nationality -Emirati
Salary Range –  Dh24,700

Green Buildings Engineer

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization – Architectural Engineering
Nationality – Emirati
Salary Range -Dh24,000

Planning & Development Specialist

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization  – Quality Management
Nationality  – Emirati
Salary Range -Dh24,000


Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization – Accounting
Nationality – Emirati
Salary Range -Dh19,050

Veterinary Doctor

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialisation – Veterinary
Nationality – Emirati
Salary Range -Dh19,050

Wildlife Specialist

Qualification – Master
Specialization – Veterinary
Nationality – Non Emirati(Resident)
Salary Range Dh18,000

Vet nurse

Qualification Diploma
Specialization – Veterinary
Nationality -Non Emirati(Resident)
Salary Range – Dh9,000

Tourist Guide

Qualification -Secondary School
Specialization -Any
Nationality – Emirati
Salary Range Dh9,400-Dh12,000

Operation Officer

Qualification – Bachelor
Specialization -Business Admin.
Nationality  – Emirati
Salary Range – Dh16,500


Qualification – Below Secondary
Specialization – Any
Nationality – Non Emirati(Resident)
Salary Range – Dh2,243

Do you know the privileges of working with Dubai Municipality? Read the ones listed below:

Health Care

Dubai Municipality provides health insurance for its employees, their family, parents, within a comprehensive health network throughout the country. It is based on the employee’s grade and human resource law of Dubai Government.

Travel Tickets

Employees and their families are entitled to travel tickets annually, based on the employee’s grade and human resource law of Dubai Government.

Rewards & appreciation

Employee motivation is given due importance, hence, Dubai Municipality provides comprehensive motivation and appreciation programmes.

Higher Education Opportunities

It also provides employees with scholarship opportunities to complete their academic programs which are granted considering the employee performance, career path, and Dubai Government Human Resources law.

You may submit your CV here


Source  :  The Khaleej Times

Sheikh Mohammed launches eco-tourism project in Dubai

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Filed on January 17, 2018 | Last updated on January 17, 2018 at 12.06 am

Project to cover 10 per cent of the emirate’s area.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday launched the Marmoom Reserve project, the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country.

The reserve spans 10 per cent of the emirate of Dubai’s total area, and will introduce more than 20 environmental, cultural and sports-related initiatives, sponsored by nine Dubai government agencies.

Enjoying over 40 hectares of shrubland and fertile area, the reserve is home to over 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds, and over 10km of lakes, encompassing the Al Qudra Lakes. The new project will include 10 animal and bird observation platforms, star and sunset observations decks, areas for yoga, an outdoor theatre that can host 350-person events, and will be powered by a 5,000 megawatt solar power complex.

By 2030, it will host more than 20 annual sporting events, which will attract an estimated 20,000 participants. Its cycling tracks will add up to the longest in any desert anywhere in the world.

“Preserving and investing in the environment means preserving and investing in one of our most important assets. The Marmoom Reserve is an environmental, touristic and sporting addition to life in the UAE,” Sheikh Mohammed said.


Source  :  The Khaleej tIMES

Woman allegedly drove drunk onto South Bank pedestrian boardwalk

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By Jorge Branco

An allegedly unlicensed woman accused of driving an unregistered car along a busy Brisbane pedestrian boardwalk has been charged with drink driving.

The 40-year-old woman was stopped after driving onto the riverside pedestrian and cycle path at South Bank about 6.50pm.

Pedestrians watch on as police stop a car on the South Bank pedestrian boardwalk near the Kurilpa Bridge.

Pedestrians watch on as police stop a car on the South Bank pedestrian boardwalk near the Kurilpa Bridge.Photo: MrCameltan / Twitter

It was alleged the woman was three times the legal drink-driving limit when she drove about 85 kilometres from her Atkinsons Dam home in the Somerset region, west of Brisbane, before getting onto the boardwalk.

The path, near the Kurilpa Bridge in the city’s cultural precinct, was busy with pedestrians and cyclists at the time, according to police.

She allegedly recorded a breath test showing a blood-alcohol level of 0.153.

The woman was taken to the Brisbane Watchhouse and given a notice to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 13 on charges of drink driving, driving without a licence and driving an unregistered vehicle.


Source  :  The Brisbane Times

Police arrest 10 people at Brisbane motel over alleged test-drive carjacking

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By Toby Crockford

Detectives have arrested 10 people and recovered a stolen Audi after a violent carjacking on Brisbane’s southside on Monday night, according to police.

It would be alleged four men went to a Comet Street home in Runcorn about 9.30pm to test-drive a 2008 beige Audi A4.

Police said two of the men got into the car with the 33-year-old resident and his 21-year-old friend and they began the test drive.

It would be alleged one of the men pulled a gun during the drive, punched the 21-year-old in the head and forced the resident and his friend out of the car.

The accused drove back to the house and collected their accomplices before driving off, according to police.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said officers arrested 10 people at an Annerley motel about 10am on Tuesday and located the Audi nearby.

On Tuesday night, three of the 10 arrested were charged.

A 17-year-old Warner man was due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday on charges of armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault, stealing and receiving tainted property.

An 18-year-old Kingston man charged with offences including robbery in company, assault occasioning bodily harm, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and wilful damage was due to front the same court.

An 18-year-old Goodna man charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle was scheduled to appear on January 31.

Source  :  The Brisbane Times

Perth bushwalker rescued minutes before flames razed his shelter

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JANUARY 16 2018 – 1:14PM

Fran Rimrod

A Perth retiree had a close call at the Sawyers Valley bushfire after being plucked by a rescue chopper from the shack he was sheltering in, just minutes before the structure was razed by flames.

Everard Curchin, 67, was bushwalking on Sunday morning along the Bibbulmun Track, unaware that the blaze in the area was coming dangerously close.

As he realised about 1pm he was trapped in the danger zone, he fled into a Bibbulmun shack for shelter, unable to get a phone signal.

He was plucked to safety by a Department of Fire and Emergency Services rescue helicopter with minutes to spare before the shack he was sheltering in was consumed by flames.

“I would not have survived,” Mr Curchin told 9 News Perth reporter Michael Stamp of the close call.

“Up until the time when I was pulled out and I could see it from the air…I thought ‘well, this is big’, but I had no idea,” he said.

“Probably in about five minutes it would have been overrun and I believe the structure is now gone,” a DFES spokesman said.

“I very much appreciate the danger the pilot and the observer exposed themselves to,” Mr Curchin said.

The blaze that tore through more than 3000 hectares of bush in Sawyers Valley on Sunday is believed to have been deliberately lit.

Detectives would like to speak to the driver of a grey, early 2000 model Ford Falcon (similar to the one shown) that was seen on Gorrie Road in the area of Hancock Brook.

It is believed the driver may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.


Source  :  WA Today

Trial of twins who murdered their mother begins

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— Courtesy Al Arabiya English

RIYADH – A criminal court in Riyadh began on Tuesday the trial of twin brothers who killed their mother and wounded their father and brother before fleeing the scene of the crime in stolen cars.

The two brothers killed their mother, stabbed their third brother in the Hamra neighborhood of Riyadh on June 24, 2016. Police were able to arrest the two shortly after the crime.

One of the brothers killed his mother with the help of his twin brother while they lured her into one of the rooms of their house. The second defendant held her forcibly from her back and put his left hand on her mouth to muffle her screams. She was stabbed in various places of her body until she finally fell to the ground. Evidence proves so far that their crime was premeditated.

Both brothers said they committed the murder as they believed their “family had become infidels”.

They also said that their father “was an infidel” and attacked him with several blows to his head and hands. — Agencies


Source  :  Saudi Gazette

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